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 +Authentication on the Internet is mainly based around usernames and passwords. The more often a password has to be typed the more opportunities an attacker has to steal it, and the more of a burden is placed on the legitimate user. An alternative to explicitly authenticating the user by having them enter a password, is to implicitly authenticate the user based on other factors. The //My Identity Cloud for Authentication//​ (MICA) develops a novel framework for incorporating multiple factors for creating a robust token based implicit authentication system. As the name implies, MICA uses a collection of devices (e.g., smartphone, laptops, music players, smart watches) to create a cloud of devices that will collectively hold the capability to authenticate on behalf of the user. The MICA framework can include dynamic biometrics (behaviometrics) to further decrease the chances of error.
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 +For more information,​ goto the [**[[mica|MICA page]]**].
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 +===== Social Gate Project =====
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 +The Internet lacks an accountability framework that can relate an action (e.g., packet transmission) with a machine or user with high assurance. This lack of accountability is central to many problems such as untraceable spam and other forms of online attacks in the Internet. In this project, we develop a social accountability framework for the Internet that leverages the trusted links found on online social networks to hold both people and organizations accountable for their actions. The primary goal is to keep the deployment requirements minimal (i.e., minimal changes required for introducing the framework). The Social Gates install as firewalls on the end user machines (i.e., device firewalls). The router portion of the framework can be installed at strategically located access routers (i.e., institutional firewalls). Neither of these installs require changes to applications,​ operating systems, or router infrastructures. ​
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 +For more information,​ goto the [**[[sgate|Social Gate page]]**].
 +===== Social Distribution Network =====
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 +The Internet with its pervasive presence is becoming an ideal platform for quickly distributing music, movies, games, and books to end-users. One of the challenges of using the Internet as a platform for digital content distribution is protecting the content from piracy (i.e., unauthorized copy, use, and distribution). In this project, we develop a new approach for rights management on the Internet. Our approach includes social factors into the rights management problem. The goal is to increase flexibility offered to the end user and deploy economic incentives along with social pressures to dissuade users from piracy. This project focuses on designing and implementing new mechanisms and analyzing them using game theoretic models and simulations. The eventual outcome of the project is a framework that can be deployed on the Internet.  ​
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 +For more information,​ goto the [**[[sdn|SDN page]]**].
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 +===== Past Research Projects =====
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 +In the past, our research activities centered around Grid and peer-to-peer computing. We were investigating
 +the issues central to creating hybrid systems that combine Grids and peer-to-peer systems. In particular,
 +we were interested in leveraging the scaling features of P2P and controlled resource management (quality
 +of service) features of Grids to build hybrid systems. In the publications section, you can find several journal and conference publications based on the past research projects.
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 +For more information on Galaxy (a public computing utility) go [[http://​www.cs.mcgill.ca/​~anrl/​galaxy|here]].
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 +For more information on RAN (resource addressable network) go [[http://​www.cs.mcgill.ca/​~anrl/​ran|here]].
 
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